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Allison Holtreset composition ruler
by on Aug 2, 2010 at 1:01:12 pm

I'm teaching myself AE right now and I need to measure my composition in centimeters (or mms) instead of what looks like pixels, the current view. Is there a way to change this?

Thanks for any info!

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Dave LaRondeRe: reset composition ruler
by on Aug 2, 2010 at 4:06:51 pm

There is not. In AE and in pretty much every application that works with video and film files there isn't really a way to use English or Metric measurements.

That's because there is no standard display screen. You can watch a DVD on a portable DVD player, or you can project the same DVD on the side of a building. In each case, the image is the same: 720x480 pixels.

See why there's no such thing as millimeters in AE?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Allison HoltRe: reset composition ruler
by on Aug 3, 2010 at 3:41:08 am

Yes. Sorry, I'm thinking inside a box: designing with AE for videosculpture, and so, specific dimensions w/a short throw. Thanks for your magnanimity!

Something that may help is if I can project onto my object and edit directly according to its dimensions. Do you have any suggestions that might help me do this?

Thanks again,

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